Monday 07/20/15: Rest | Rest
I ended up with a rare night off from rehearsals (woo!), so Ben and I enjoyed a nice dinner and evening at home.
Tuesday 07/21/15: 30 minutes run/walk intervals with Emily | 45 Minutes Run/Walk Intervals
I am SO proud of Emily, guys. She is completely determined to meet her goal of running a 5k. Right now we’re up to 2 min run/3 min walk intervals, and she’s hitting some awesome paces. She’s also going out for runs even when I’m not with her, which is so impressive. I can’t wait to see her achieve her goal at the Color Run in September 😀
Wednesday 07/22/15: Easy 5k | Moderate 4 Miles
This was the first official run on my new Asics training plan. It called for 4.5 miles, but I knew I would only be able to finish 4 before work, and didn’t have time to run between work and rehearsal. So, I dragged myself out of bed at 6 am and did 4 moderately easy miles. I felt good, and probably could have gone further if I’d had more time.
Thursday 07/23/15: Easy 5k | Rest
No way in heck I was waking up early 2 days in a row, and besides, the new plan called for a rest day. We ended up going to see Shrek the Musical with a friend in the evening, which was fun.
Friday 07/24/15: Rest | 2 Mile Shakeout Run
My original plan for Friday was rest, but the new plan I started called for an easy 3 miles. Since I knew I had a 10k race on Saturday, I sort of waffled most of the day about what to actually do. In the end, I decided on a short 2 mile shakeout run, before zipping over to Centennial Field to sing the National Anthem before the Lake Monsters game with the Chess cast. Ben and I ended up staying for most of the game, which was a lot of fun. We hadn’t been to see a game in years, and I always forget how much I like it.
Saturday 07/25/15: 10k race | Jaxson’s Dog Days of Summer 10k
You’ll have to wait for an official recap, but long story short: even though I didn’t have the race I wanted, I pushed through and had a decent experience.
Sunday 07/26/15: Possible rogue running club activities | Rest
I was a bit sore and very tired on Sunday, so I slept in, cleaned around the house, and went to rehearsal. I also spent some quality time with my new Addaday Pro Roller (review coming soon!).
All in all, it was a good week, and I’m really enjoying having a plan to follow, even if I have to swap some days and mix things up a bit. So here’s the plan for this week, taking into account the My Asics plan and what I’ve got going on.
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: Asics plan says 3 easy miles; I’ll do my walk/run intervals with Emily
- Wednesday: 4.5 miles moderate
- Thursday: Asics plan calls for rest, but this is run club track workout night, which I won’t miss
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Missing run club for a voice lesson, but may try to run 3 easy miles on my own
- Sunday: Rest (or run 3 easy miles if I don’t run on Saturday)
I’d like to squeak in some cross training on a few of these rest days, like a long bike ride with Ben, or maybe Body Pump or something, but my schedule is already so jam-packed I’m not sure that will happen.
How do you manage to fit cross-training into your schedule?